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The following provides a brief description of some of the configurable options for each Pool Format.  Our Pool Configuration Wizard make the process of configuring these options a breeze.

Pick 'Em Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Straight Up / Point Spread
    Allows you to have the pool played straight up or against the spread (for NFL/CFL pools only).  Playing straight up requires participants pick the winner of each game where playing against the spread requires them to pick the winner of each game against a given spread.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Best Bets
    Allows participants to score extra points by selecting one game per week as their most confident pick.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated Picks
    Allows picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Automated Picks are definable by participant from the following options: All Home or Road Teams, All Favourite or Underdog Teams (NFL/CFL only) and All Random Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Margin Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Repeat Pick Prevention
    Allows you to prohibit participants from picking a team they've already picked (only available when picking 1 game per week).
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Confidence Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Straight Up / Point Spread
    Allows you to have the pool played straight up or against the spread (for NFL/CFL pools only).  Playing straight up requires participants pick the winner of each game where playing against the spread requires them to pick the winner of each game against a given spread.
  • Number of Games
    Allows you to specify the number of games to pick each week.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated Picks
    Allows picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Automated Picks are definable by participant from the following options: All Home or Road Teams, All Favourite or Underdog Teams (NFL/CFL only) and All Random Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Weekly Winners
    Allows you specify the number of weekly winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also enabled.
  • Weekly Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for weekly winner(s).
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Survivor Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Duration
    Allows you to define the start and end weeks of the pool.  Want to start a pool into a season?  Not a problem: simply define the start week as the league's current week!
  • Days of Week
    Allows you to pick which days of the week you want your pool to play.  NHL/NBA only from Friday, Saturday or Sunday games.
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a weekly deadline for picks to be made.
  • Strikes
    Allows you to define the number of strikes (i.e. number of incorrect picks allowed before being eliminated).  If you enable Strikes, you can also elect to have them included (as part of the initial entry fee) or optional (meaning eliminated participants will have to rebuy to keep playing in the pool).  You can also elect to specify a week where Strikes are prohibited (meaning if participants picked incorrectly past this selected week, they'd be eliminated even if they hadn't incurred any strikes yet).
  • Repeat Pick Prevention
    Allows you to prohibit participants from picking a team they've already picked.
  • Pick Losing Teams
    Allows you to pick losing teams instead of winning teams.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated Picks
    Allows picks to be made for participants who forget to make their picks. Automated Picks are definable by participant from the following options: Week's Biggest Favourite (NFL/CFL only), Week's Biggest Underdog (NFL/CFL only), Week's Last Home or Road Teams.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared (currently limited to 1).
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Bracket Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Pool Deadline
    Allows you to define a deadline for picks to be made.
  • Point Distribution
    Allows you to define the number of points awarded for each correct prediction in each round.  You can also elect to award extra points for correctly predicting upsets as well as bonus points for correctly predicting series lengths (for NHL and NBA only).
  • Bonus Points
    Allows you to award bonus points for correctly predicting the number of games each series will be won in (for NHL and NBA pools only).
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Automated E-mail Reminders
    Allows participants to be sent automated e-mail reminders, to help preserve Office Pool Junkie's #1 Pool Commandment: "Thou shalt not forget to make thy picks!"
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Entry Fee
    Allows you to define how much it will cost to play in your pool.  You can also manage the collection of your pool entry fees through OPJ!
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Winners
    Allows you specify the number of final winners that will be declared.  An optional tie-breaker can also be enabled.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for final winner(s).

Squares Format

  • Supported Leagues
  • Squares Limit
    Allows you to limit the number of squares a participant can pick.
  • Join Notifications
    Allows you to be notified automatically when participants join your pool.
  • Message Board
    Allows participants to post messages - let the trash talk begin!
  • Cost per Square
    Allows you to define how much it will cost participants to purchase squares.
  • Admin Fee
    Allows you to define an optional admin fee that will automatically be deducted from pool funds when calculating prizes.
  • Final Prizes
    Allows you to define the prize distribution for each quarter (or half for NCAA pools).


   NFL WEEK 7:  Thu. 8:25PM
2017/10/19
Kansas City
Oakland
30
31
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Arizona
L.A. Rams
 
-3.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Baltimore
Minnesota
 
-5.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Carolina
Chicago
-3.5
 
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
-3.5
 
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
New Orleans
Green Bay
-5.5
 
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
N.Y. Jets
Miami
 
-3.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Tampa Bay
Buffalo
 
-3.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Tennessee
Cleveland
-5.5
 
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Sun. 4:05PM
2017/10/22
Dallas
San Francisco
-6.5
 
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Sun. 4:25PM
2017/10/22
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
 
-5.5
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Sun. 4:25PM
2017/10/22
Denver
L.A. Chargers
 
-1.5
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Sun. 4:25PM
2017/10/22
Seattle
N.Y. Giants
-5.5
 
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Sun. 8:30PM
2017/10/22
Atlanta
New England
 
-3.5
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Mon. 8:30PM
2017/10/23
Washington
Philadelphia
 
-4.5
   NHL WEEK 3:  Wed. 7:30PM
2017/10/18
Detroit
Toronto
3
6
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Wed. 8PM
2017/10/18
Chicago
St. Louis
2
5
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Wed. 10:30PM
2017/10/18
Montreal
Los Angeles
1
5
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Thu. 7PM
2017/10/19
Vancouver
Boston
3
6
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Thu. 7PM
2017/10/19
N.Y. Islanders
N.Y. Rangers
4
3
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Thu. 7PM
2017/10/19
Nashville
Philadelphia
1
0
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Thu. 7PM
2017/10/19
Tampa Bay
Columbus
2
0
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Thu. 7:30PM
2017/10/19
New Jersey
Ottawa
5
4
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Thu. 8:30PM
2017/10/19
Edmonton
Chicago
2
1
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Thu. 9PM
2017/10/19
St. Louis
Colorado
4
3
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Thu. 9PM
2017/10/19
Carolina
Calgary
2
1
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Thu. 10PM
2017/10/19
Dallas
Arizona
5
4
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
Vancouver
Buffalo
4
2
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
San Jose
New Jersey
3
0
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Fri. 7:30PM
2017/10/20
Washington
Detroit
4
3
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Fri. 7:30PM
2017/10/20
Pittsburgh
Florida
4
3
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Fri. 8PM
2017/10/20
Minnesota
Winnipeg
3
4
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Fri. 10PM
2017/10/20
Montreal
Anaheim
2
6
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Sat. 12:30PM
2017/10/21
Nashville
N.Y. Rangers
2
4
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Sat. 1PM
2017/10/21
Edmonton
Philadelphia
1
2
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Sat. 7PM
2017/10/21
Buffalo
Boston
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Sat. 7PM
2017/10/21
Toronto
Ottawa
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Sat. 7PM
2017/10/21
Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay
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Sat. 7PM
2017/10/21
San Jose
N.Y. Islanders
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Sat. 7PM
2017/10/21
Los Angeles
Columbus
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Sat. 7:30PM
2017/10/21
Florida
Washington
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
Carolina
Dallas
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Sat. 9PM
2017/10/21
Chicago
Arizona
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Sat. 10PM
2017/10/21
Minnesota
Calgary
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Sat. 10:30PM
2017/10/21
St. Louis
Vegas
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Sun. 7PM
2017/10/22
Vancouver
Detroit
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Mon. 7PM
2017/10/23
Los Angeles
Toronto
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Mon. 7PM
2017/10/23
San Jose
N.Y. Rangers
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Detroit
Buffalo
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Arizona
N.Y. Islanders
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Anaheim
Philadelphia
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Edmonton
Pittsburgh
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Tampa Bay
Carolina
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Tue. 7:30PM
2017/10/24
Florida
Montreal
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Tue. 7:30PM
2017/10/24
Los Angeles
Ottawa
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Tue. 8PM
2017/10/24
Calgary
Nashville
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Tue. 8PM
2017/10/24
Vancouver
Minnesota
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Tue. 9PM
2017/10/24
Dallas
Colorado
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Tue. 10PM
2017/10/24
Chicago
Vegas
   NBA WEEK 1:  Tue. 8PM
2017/10/17
Boston
Cleveland
99
102
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Tue. 10:30PM
2017/10/17
Houston
Golden State
122
121
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Wed. 7PM
2017/10/18
Charlotte
Detroit
90
102
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Wed. 7PM
2017/10/18
Brooklyn
Indiana
131
140
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Wed. 7PM
2017/10/18
Miami
Orlando
109
116
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Wed. 7PM
2017/10/18
Philadelphia
Washington
115
120
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Wed. 7:30PM
2017/10/18
Milwaukee
Boston
108
100
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Wed. 8PM
2017/10/18
New Orleans
Memphis
91
103
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Wed. 8:30PM
2017/10/18
Atlanta
Dallas
117
111
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Wed. 9PM
2017/10/18
Denver
Utah
96
106
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Wed. 9:30PM
2017/10/18
Minnesota
San Antonio
99
107
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Wed. 10PM
2017/10/18
Portland
Phoenix
124
76
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Wed. 10PM
2017/10/18
Houston
Sacramento
105
100
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Thu. 7:30PM
2017/10/19
Chicago
Toronto
101
117
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Thu. 8PM
2017/10/19
New York
Oklahoma City
84
105
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Thu. 10:30PM
2017/10/19
L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers
108
92
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
Atlanta
Charlotte
91
109
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
Portland
Indiana
114
96
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
Cleveland
Milwaukee
116
97
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
Boston
Philadelphia
102
92
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Fri. 7PM
2017/10/20
Detroit
Washington
111
115
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Fri. 7:30PM
2017/10/20
Orlando
Brooklyn
121
126
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Fri. 8PM
2017/10/20
Utah
Minnesota
97
100
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Fri. 8:30PM
2017/10/20
Sacramento
Dallas
93
88
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Fri. 9:30PM
2017/10/20
Golden State
New Orleans
109
98
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Fri. 10PM
2017/10/20
L.A. Lakers
Phoenix
132
130
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Sat. 7:30PM
2017/10/21
Philadelphia
Toronto
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
San Antonio
Chicago
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
Orlando
Cleveland
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
Dallas
Houston
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
Golden State
Memphis
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
Indiana
Miami
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Sat. 8PM
2017/10/21
Detroit
New York
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Sat. 8:30PM
2017/10/21
Portland
Milwaukee
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Sat. 9PM
2017/10/21
Sacramento
Denver
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Sat. 9PM
2017/10/21
Oklahoma City
Utah
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Sat. 10:30PM
2017/10/21
Phoenix
L.A. Clippers
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Sun. 3:30PM
2017/10/22
Atlanta
Brooklyn
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Sun. 7PM
2017/10/22
Minnesota
Oklahoma City
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Sun. 9:30PM
2017/10/22
New Orleans
L.A. Lakers
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Mon. 7PM
2017/10/23
Philadelphia
Detroit
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Mon. 7:30PM
2017/10/23
Atlanta
Miami
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Mon. 8PM
2017/10/23
Memphis
Houston
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Mon. 8PM
2017/10/23
Charlotte
Milwaukee
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Mon. 8:30PM
2017/10/23
Golden State
Dallas
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Mon. 8:30PM
2017/10/23
Toronto
San Antonio
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Mon. 9PM
2017/10/23
Washington
Denver
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Mon. 10PM
2017/10/23
Sacramento
Phoenix
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Chicago
Cleveland
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Tue. 7PM
2017/10/24
Brooklyn
Orlando
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Tue. 7:30PM
2017/10/24
New York
Boston
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Tue. 8PM
2017/10/24
Indiana
Minnesota
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Tue. 10PM
2017/10/24
New Orleans
Portland
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Tue. 10:30PM
2017/10/24
Utah
L.A. Clippers
   CFL WEEK 18:  Fri. 9PM
2017/10/20
Saskatchewan
Calgary
30
7
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Sat. 4PM
2017/10/21
Winnipeg
Toronto
 
-1.5
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Sat. 10PM
2017/10/21
Edmonton
British Columbia
 
-1.5
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Sun. 1PM
2017/10/22
Hamilton
Montreal
-3.5
 

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